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Oskar’s Amazing Adventure (Theatre Fideri Fidera)

By | Published on Monday 21 August 2017

You know when you pick up a couple of soft toys and have them act out some silliness or other? This is basically that, with some nice home-made scenery and join-in songs. And you know what, for pre-schoolers, it’s not half bad. Oskar the dog slips out of his Alpine house for a play, along the way annoying an owl, fleeing a fox, falling down a hole and landing on a hibernating marmot who helps him out. It’s acted out nicely by Natasha Granger (whose dad wrote the book and whose mother made the set), as she keeps on top of a lot of soft toy admin alongside some animated storytelling, dressing-up and suitably unpredictable audience participation. “Amazing” is probably stretching things, but certainly diverting.

Gilded Balloon Teviot, until 27 Aug.
tw rating 3/5 | [Bruce Blacklaw]